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In Pylos, you want to be one who places the final ball on top of the
pyramid. Sounds simple enough, right?
At the start of the game, each player has fifteen balls, either light or
dark, and they take turns placing them on a game board that has sixteen
indentations on it in a 4x4 grid. Once four balls have been placed next
to one another in a square, a ball can be placed on top of them, forming
a second level of play. Players can then place balls on this second
level, eventually allowing a ball to be placed on the third level – and
once that level is full, which requires only four balls, a final ball
can be placed on the fourth level, with that player winning the game.
If a player forms a square of his own color – that is, four balls placed
next to one another on the same level – that player can remove one or
two of his balls (that don't support anything) from anywhere on the
board and place them in his reserve, thereby giving him more balls to
place in the future. Whenever a player forms a square that's not
entirely his own color, he can "stack" one of his pieces – that is, he
can take any ball and place it on this square, locking some pieces in
place and making a move without having to place a piece from his reserve.
The rules include a variant for children (that removes the square bonus)
and one for experts (that allows a player to return 1-2 balls to his
reserve when he creates a line of his color).
Eclectic Games, Reading - Fri Aug 14 11:49:53 BST 2020 [web4]